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Orioles and infielder Navarro agree to 1-year deal

BALTIMORE (AP) Infielder Rey Navarro and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a one-year contract. The 24-year-old spent last season with Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville in Cincinnati's organization. His deal calls for a $550,000 salary in majors and $150,000 in minors, with $75,000 guaranteed. Navarro was selected by Arizona in the third round of the 2007 amateur draft...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Manny Machado Got Married (Photo)

Photo Credit: Machados/Instagram Baltimore Orioles infielder Manny Machado is off the market ladies. Machado had recently married his fiancé, Yainee Alonso. Congratulations to the couple!
Via Blog Surface
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Orioles “Out” on Andrew Miller

As one of, if not the best, relief pitchers on the free agent market, southpaw, Andrew Miller has attracted suitors from across the league. However, it appears that the Baltimore Orioles are not one of those teams, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. 8 to 10 teams still seriously in mix for LHP Andrew Miller. Industry source says Os not one of them. He gone. Link: http...
Via On-Base Talk
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Had Interest In Charlie Manuel, Jim Thome, Raul Ibañez For Hitting Coach

#147344541 / The Baltimore Orioles reassigned hitting coach Jim Presley within their organization and are in search of a new hitting coach. Some former Phillies have surfaced as potential candidates. However, it appears that the heavy time commitment was not appealing to them. Jim Connolly of the Baltimore Orioles...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Andrew Miller the most sought after free agent on the market?

With the conclusion of the 2014 baseball season a month in the rear view mirror, teams are looking towards improving over the next few months heading into Spring Training 2015.  One area that many teams are looking to upgrade is the closer position. A player that may fit the bill perfectly after another impressive season as a setup man, is left-hander Andrew Miller. With two-thirds...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agency: Nick Markakis

The Baltimore Orioles had a pretty impressive year, placing first in the American League East with a 96-66 record. The Birds have been to the playoffs two times in the last four years, and that has been accomplished with the help of many players, but especially RF Nick Markakis. During the 2014 season, Markakis hit .276, 14 HR, with 50 RBI. The left-handed hitter recently won his...
Via On-Base Talk
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles agree with Rey Navarro on major-league contract

Shortstop Rey Navarro, a minor-league free agent, was signed by the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. The deal was a major-league contract. The speedy Puerto Rican drew interest from multiple teams, including the New York Yankees, but the Orioles beat out every single competitor. Roch Kubatko of MASN was the first to report that Baltimore had secured the switch-hitter. However, the...
Via On-Base Talk
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles sign Rey Navarro to minor league deal

The Orioles have landed free agent infielder Rey Navarro to a minor league contract pending a physical. On Friday it was reported that the 24-year-old Navrro and the Orioles were close to a contract so it is not a surprise that the team got a deal worked out. In Navarro the Orioles got a defensively sound shortstop who hit .282/.343/.435 this past year while in the Reds minor league...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz: Worth Five Years? Nelson Cruz single handedly ensured the divisional crown came home to Baltimore this year. While resident slugger Chris Davis fell back to the Mendoza line with more force than the bottom fell out of the economy, Cruz provided a presence that every manager had to account. For somebody who just finished a suspension for suspected performance enhancing drugs...
Via DC Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three sensible fits for Nelson Cruz

Credit: AP/Gene J. Puskar Nelson Cruz hit 40 home runs and drove in 108 RBIs for the Baltimore Orioles in 2014. As an elite DH on a market that views power as a premium, Cruz’s worth could be valued at roughly $15-18 million per year. He’s also a right-handed batter, giving him extra worth due to a league-wide power outage from that side of the plate. Take a look at what three...
Via Reading Between The Seams
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Andrew Miller Drawing Interest From 22 Teams In Free Agency

<input type="hidden" name="fallback" value="This embed is invalid" /> Andrew Miller has plenty of options. Miller already has drawn interest from 22 teams in free agency, according to’s Jon Heyman. The left-handed reliever...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Baltimore considering trading Ubaldo Jimenez

Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk for NBC Sports reports that the Baltimore Orioles have in fact been trying to shop Ubaldo Jimenez. The O's signed Jimenez to a $50 million contract last winter and the deal has not been good for the O's. All the O's saw from Jimenez was a record of 6-9 for the Orioles in 2014 and posted an ERA of 4.81 in just over 125 innings. Keep in...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter’s 10-Year Plan And Life’s Crossroads

Orioles manager Buck Showalter's third AL Manager of the Year Award prompts thoughts on a writer's journey. The post Buck Showalter’s 10-Year Plan And Life’s Crossroads appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles’ marriage to Ubaldo Jimenez is on the rocks

Last winter, the Orioles signed Ubaldo Jimenez to a four-year, $50 million contract. This winter, they’re reportedly looking to get rid of Jimenez and the $38.75 million he’s still owed. Via’s Tracy Ringolsby… Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, who made only two starts and three relief appearances in the final 41 games of the regular season and didn’t appear in a postseason...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent: Andrew Miller Drawing Strong Interest From Teams Needing Closer

Andrew Miller’s recent track record suggests he could be suited for a ninth-inning role. Miller has been tremendous since converting to a full-time reliever with the Boston Red Sox in 2012. The left-hander’s agent, Mark Rodgers, told’s Jerry Crasnick that his client is generating strong interest from several teams in the market for a closer this offseason despite recording...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter, Matt Williams Win 2014 MLB Manager Of The Year Honors

NEW YORK — Baltimore’s Buck Showalter was voted American League Manager of the Year for the third time, edging the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Scioscia and Kansas City’s Ned Yost. Showalter received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced Tuesday. He kept up his pattern of winning the award once a decade...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 free agent primer: AL East

The American League East seemingly wasn’t as dominant in 2014 as it had been in prior years, but that was largely because the Baltimore Orioles beat the crap out of everyone in their way. Can the O’s repeat in 2015 by retooling this winter? Baltimore Orioles Free agents: Alexi Casilla, Nelson Cruz, Kelly Johnson, Nick Markakis, Andrew Miller, Joe Saunders, Delmon Young Needs...
Via The Outside Corner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Closing In On 4-Year Deal With Markakis

Updated November 3 Great news for some of you MMO readers out there… No more posts about Nick Markakis and the Mets. Is it possible? Can it be true? Well according to a report by Baltimore beat writer Roch Kubatko, the Orioles have been huddled and negotiating with Markakis since the season ended and are expected to agree on a four-year deal very soon. Both sides want to get this...
Via Mets Merized Online
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles’ biggest questions for 2015

Courtesy: AP Photo/Chris O’Meara The Baltimore Orioles reached the ALCS in 2014, and the franchise is certainly looking towards the future already. While there are a number of constants returning next year, the O’s also feature a number of question marks for 2015. The following are some of the most important variables facing the Black and Orange. Nelson Cruz The slugger was a...
Via DC Sports-Kings
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Darren O'Day, Wei-Yin Chen, Nick Hundley

The 2014 postseason may have ended in a disappointing fashion for the Baltimore Orioles and their fans, but once the World Series ends, the business of preparing for next year officially begins. Even before exploring the free agent and trade markets, the Baltimore Orioles have players with team option years for 2015 to consider. Which players' options will the Orioles exercise...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Crush Davis to Beantown

As you all know by now, Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games by major league baseball for the use of amphetamines linked to Adderall he had taken to help him treat his ADHD. Davis failed to apply for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) this season after having previously being okay’d in years past. Davis was having a down year batting average wise, only hitting...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals vs. Orioles ALCS preview: Two small-market teams with something to prove

To all of those who assumed the Tigers and A’s to be in this position at the beginning of August, the two teams that will actually play for the American League pennant have exemplified the unpredictable nature of this season. What the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles also proved was that the means of arriving at the ALCS can vary significantly. But the results in the Division...
Via The Sports Daily
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing the 3 Orioles who didn’t play in the ALDS

Photo: The Orioles recently returned to Baltimore, and fans around town are still flying high after the series sweep of the Tigers. However, a few players didn’t get a chance to take the field, and every playoff move has an implication as the run continues. Three Orioles on the ALDS roster didn’t log a single out in a game, and each individual’s lack of playing...
Via DC Sports-Kings
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Baltimore Orioles will face the Royals in the ALCS

When the July 31 trade deadline happened, neither the Baltimore Orioles nor Kansas City Royals made a splash in the headlines. The two biggest names dealt were Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics and David Price to the Detroit Tigers. All the Kansas City Royals need is four more victories to win the American League pennant. The Baltimore Orioles hope to deny them that trip to the...
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles prepare for 2014 postseason

Sometimes you just need a little help from your friends. The Baltimore Orioles found that out last night as they clinched home-field advantage with a Chicago White Sox win over the Detroit Tigers. While the Orioles have exceeded expectations this season on their own, the White Sox secured that games one, two, and five of the ALDS will be played at Camden Yards. After clinching the...
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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